Bez Lubala unavailable for Blackpool due to 'club matter'

Bez Lubala is currently unavailable for Blackpool due to a “club matter”.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 10:30 am
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 10:34 am

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The 23-year-old hasn’t featured for the Seasiders since the start of February, while his last start came in the 5-0 win against Wigan Athletic in January.

The winger, signed from Crawley Town for an undisclosed fee during the summer, hasn’t even been named among the substitutes in recent weeks.

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That’s despite Pool’s injury crisis leaving Neil Critchley with no choice but to name youngsters Rob Apter, Ewan Bange and Brad Holmes on the bench.

His unexplained absence has prompted Blackpool supporters to question why a player of his calibre can’t even make the match-day squads.

“Bez isn’t available at the moment,” Pool’s head coach told The Gazette.

“It’s a club matter and I can’t elaborate on that I’m afraid, that’s it.”

Lubala has been missing from Blackpool's match-day squads in recent weeks

When asked by The Gazette if the issue will keep Lubala out for the remainder of the season, Critchley replied: “I can’t say unfortunately. It’s just a club matter.

“I can’t elaborate, but he’s not going to be available.”

Lubala has made 20 appearances for the Seasiders this season, but has yet to find the back of the net.

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